Written by Laraba Murey

Covid-19: FG kicks off school feeding programme in FCT

 

The Federal Government has kicked off implementation of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP,  during the nationwide lockdown to combat the covid-19 pandemic.

 

The programme which will feed vulnerable pupils at home, while the lockdown is in place, kicked off on Tuesday in  the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with the final inspection of food items to be distributed to 29,609 households within the FCT by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq.

Farouq, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Jalal Arabi,  said the relief items  were pledged by President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the pupils do not lose the nutritional gains  due to lockdown.

According to the minister, her ministry has all the information it requires to ensure that the "take home rations," THR, reach the targeted beneficiaries in primary 1 to 3 who are already on the program.

"we have the list of beneficiaries we know where the households reside, we are going to ensure it reaches the pupils, " she said.

The   minister  added that the exercise will be replicated across the federation where the programme is ongoing .

Also speaking, Special Adviser to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs on Home Grown Feeding Programme, Aisha Digil, said parents and care givers who have received their voucher will pick  uncooked food items.

 


"We expect the FCT personnel to trace the household of this pupils and distribute the vouchers to the parents so they can have access to the food items at the distribution centres," Digil said.

She further noted that there was an ongoing conversation with partners to include pupils who are not on the programme.


The food  package,THR comprises of 5kg of rice, 5kg of beans, 500ML of vegetable oil, 750 ML of palm oil, 500G of salt, 15 pieces of eggs, 140 Grams of tomatoe paste .
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Search

Latest posts

PhotoNestlé Nigeria, LBS collaborate to improve nutrition knowledge, reportage amongst journalists

As part of its effort to continue to support the media in providing improved nutrition reportage, Nestlé Nigeria in collaboration with the L [...]

08 July 2020

PhotoNestlé Nigeria, LBS collaborate to improve nutrition knowledge, reportage amongst journalists

As part of its effort to continue to support the media in providing improved nutrition reportage, Nestlé Nigeria in collaboration with the L [...]

08 July 2020